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Horny Goat Wisconzin IPA - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Wisconzin IPAHorny Goat Wisconzin IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 02-11-2014)
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lightly weathered copper orange in color with a slight haze. Poured with short, bright white foam that reduced to a wispy cap that left sticky lacings on the glass. Fresh herbal hop and mint aromas with a caramel malt sweetness and hint of pine hops. Medium bodied with aggressive, lively, tangy carbonation. Minty flavors up front that transitioned to herbal hops that provided the tangy bite through the middle. Hop characters balanced nicely with the solid malt backbone. Herbal flavors rolled to the end as this finished dryly with a lingering pine hop aftertaste. The herbal and mint hop flavors are not my favorite IPA flavors, but this was a solid offering nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 03:19:16 | More by IronLover
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msumike89

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-23-2014 15:36:57 | More by msumike89
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-19-2014 02:52:53 | More by Bluegrass49
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Brenden

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color is a coppery dark orange/pale red and clear. The head is a full finger of off-white cream with good retention and scattered lacing that's fairly thick.
The aroma is pretty even between malts and hops. Caramel, bread and barley offset tropical fruits, flora and pith with a hint of something sharp in the back.
The flavor really picks up the hops, and it's a pleasant surprise from Horny Goat. It's pithy, leafy and citrusy with a bit more sweet fruits coming in along with the zest, while malts simply balance and add depth. The zin isn't prominent, choosing a more subtle role and contributing just a little dry must and tannins. A little bit of a briny note sits in the finish.
There's a dryness that builds on the tongue, but not harshly, as the medium body sustains itself for the duration. Its combination of soft but creamy carbonation and biting crispness makes for an interesting parallel on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 15:57:34 | More by Brenden
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-16-2014 01:30:37 | More by crbnfbr
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As the paradox of American IPA continue to shift, there are traditional brewers who stubbornly latch onto the ways it's always been. But then there are adventurous brewers who gravitate to what it can be. Horny Goat is the later, pushing the taste of tomorrow's IPA with exotic hops for tropical taste to complement the citrus.

The copper ale opens with a bold hop display- leading with red grapefruit and juicy tangerine. Sweetened with the light caramel backdrop of barley malt, the hops seem to take on riper and more vibrant taste.

Over the middle, the ale simply blossoms. Its caramel and honied upstart turns to dry graham cracker and toasted peanut; still in support of the hops that tower above. Its bright citrus taste develops into tropical taste of pineapple, apricot, mango and passionfruit for a medley that's most seen in fruit punch.

As the beer's bitterness grows to dominate the taste, it carries with it the herbaceous character of fresh-cut grass, chive, and sappy pine needle. The sweetness dissolves and allows the tangy citrus and resinous bitter taste to clean the finish with relative ease. Toast and nut hulls outlast much of the taste except for that long-lived bitterness that's quintessential of IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 16:21:16 | More by BEERchitect
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JDG

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-10-2014 23:04:11 | More by JDG
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-09-2014 21:26:26 | More by tykechandler
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-04-2014 01:52:45 | More by ffshore545
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-29-2014 20:24:55 | More by atone315
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Goat and I go way back, so I am always interested in seeing what he has to offer.

From the bottle: "Carefully crafted famously fun."; "Brewed in [Wisconsin]".

I was pretty aggro about my pour, resulting in wo fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was a coppery-amber (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose kind of smelled like hop tea - piney, minty, fresh, very floral. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was very pleasantly hoppy. It had a good bit of mintiness to it, but just enough malt to keep it from being over the top. Likewise, the malt did not overshadow the hops, which I have also encountered. It was certainly an AIPA, but it was reserved in its aggressiveness, which is something some hopheads do not like. I thought that it was just about right for a lazy afternoon and given its relatively low cost, it was definitely worthwhile. The finish was semi-dry with the malt keeping the hops from being in your face. Thanks, H. G., for another decent brew!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 16:54:24 | More by woodychandler
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a nice amber color with a fluffy white had. Great head retention and lacing throughout the experience. The aroma is quite fantastic, with oily hops that are heavy on the pine aroma and some nice malt profile. Definitely tastes like a solid IPA. Not the best I've ever had, but certainly worth mentioning. I would have this again and would recommend picking up a sixer to try. A solid brew overall!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 05:46:48 | More by Budinetz
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Illinois

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-12-2014 18:25:11 | More by JeffSK
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Horny Goat Wisconzin IPA from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.